Academy of St Martin in the Fields
March 21, 2017

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, renowned for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most loved classical music.

Formed in 1958 by Sir Neville Marriner from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through its live performances and vast recording output — highlights include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the soundtrack to 1985’s Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" — the orchestra quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound.

Today the orchestra is led artistically by its music director, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, retaining the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble that has become an Academy hallmark. Each year it works with some of the most talented soloists and directors in the classical music scene, performing symphonic repertoire and "chamber music on a grand scale" at prestigious venues throughout the world while expanding the Academy’s celebrated recording catalog.

Inon Barnatan, piano
COPLAND: Quiet City (10 min.)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 K271 E flat Major (Jeunehomme) (32 min.)
***Intermission*** (20 min.)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 (21 min.)
MOZART: Symphony No. 29 K.201 (186a), A major (24 min.)

Ticket Prices: $40 | $50


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